Definition of parochet in English:

parochet

noun

Judaism
  • A richly decorated curtain which hangs before the Holy Ark in a synagogue.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Jewish Encyclopedia. From post-biblical Hebrew pārōḵeṯ (plural pārōḵōṯ, pārōḵīyōṯ), lit. ‘that which shuts off’, use as noun of present participle of an otherwise unattested root cognate with Akkadian parāku to go across, bar.

Pronunciation

parochet

/paˈrɒkɛt//paˈrɒxɛt/